Otorohanga District Council endeavours to limit the extent of its formal regulation, preferring to resolve matters amicably where this is possible, and has only developed formal regulatory provisions - such as Bylaws - where previous issued have shown there to be a need for such measures.

As such Council has a smaller number of Bylaws than many other local authorities. Council's current Bylaws are listed below.

Information about the Council Dog Control Bylaw
Information about Council's Liquor Control Bylaw.
What you aren't allowed to keep in the Otorohanga and Kawhia communities.
Controls around the movement of stock within the district.
Information regarding Trade Waste in the district.
Information regarding the Traffic Bylaw in operation within the district.
Information regarding Water Services within the district.
Information on Draft bylaw that will be applicable to all public places in the Otorohanga District